The nerves that go through the spine LITERALLY CONTROL EVERY BODILY PROCESS. Therefore, people suffering from acid reflux or GERD, or any other bodily process malfunction, should look to their spine and chiropractic care first. Acid reflux occurs when the esophageal sphincter is performing abnormally, and in some cases in conjunction with changes in abdominal pressure.
The esophagus is controlled by the nerves in your upper back, thoracic nerves 1-4. Your stomach is controlled by nerves in your middle back, thoracic nerves 5-10. Any one of these nerves can be pinched and cause acid reflux to occur. This is precisely why chiropractic is effective in helping to reduce and eliminate acid reflux symptoms: vomiting, difficulty feeding, interrupted sleep, general muscle rigidity and frequent crying.